One of the most common misconceptions among the many people considering a tummy tuck in Toronto is that it is a tool for weight loss. Contrary to popular belief, this is actually not the case – rather it is a highly effective body contouring procedure.
In order to truly understand what it can do for you and if it is the right means to reach your goals, it is a good starting point to know exactly what happens during the procedure.
Also known as abdominoplasty, these procedures are performed under general anesthesia, and can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. Although some patients have to stay overnight at the hospital, most are able to leave the same day and continue to rest and recover at home.
For a full tummy tuck, a second incision is also made around the belly button.
If the procedure is being combined with liposuction, this will be performed at the beginning of the procedure to make it more convenient for the surgeon to deal with the excess skin. Liposuction is typically used to remove excess fat above the belly button, while problem areas below the navel are treated by excision. Liposuction can also be combined with a tummy tuck to treat love handles or a muffin top in order to create a slimmer, more contoured midsection.
After liposuction has been performed, the skin flaps created by the incisions are lifted and the abdominal muscles are pulled together in order to tighten them back to their original location.
After the stomach muscles have been tightened, the remaining skin and fat are pulled down and re-draped to create a flatter tummy.
At the end of the procedure, the belly button is placed vertically to give a more youthful appearance to the abdominal area.
At Edelstein Cosmetic, all patients undergoing a tummy tuck in Toronto are provided a comprehensive set of postoperative care instructions. When followed closely, patients can enjoy a smooth recovery and enjoy their new results for a lifetime.
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